seaPro 3000 changes log
For latest release 11.x you need to be using a dongle version 11 or higher upgrade here
Important chart changes - Please read
Navionics If updating from 7.125 or earlier
You should delete and re-install your Navionics cartridges
if upgrading from a version earlier than 9.128 - All charts
There have been major changes to the folio format to deal with cross date line charts. If upgrading from a version less than 9.128 you should rebuild your chart folios. Menu chart->Folio then 'Create folio' button
Release 11.1943 2018/04/06
Driver update for security device
seaPro Professional and Platform protection
AIS and VHF range calculations
Release 11.1941 2017/12/16
Minor fixes and changes
seaPro plus and profesional
Aditional log options for AIS messages,
Support for new AIS/radar merge option (special order only)
elease 11.190 2017/05/08 (requires dongle version 11)
Minor fixes and changes
Auto delete of AIS message logs on starting, prevents out of memory error if log file gets very large.
Auto delete of AIS message logs on starting
Added reset of AIS message files on
AIS daily reset option
reset of AIS message log on log reset button
Added position fix from bearing to known objects (cocked hat
Release 11.181 2017/01/01 (requires the dongle in version 11)
Improved 'zoom to show route'
AIS XML log - changed to continuous file update, XML data appended rather than writing whole file on exit.
Note: Implies no root node
- Better performance, lower memory usage and reduced risk of data loss.
Release 11.179/10.177 2016/08/20
Fix for a change in ARCS production by UKHO causing charts to be displayed blacked out
Route zoom to full view now shows complete route
Release 11.177/10.177 2016/03/17
Waypoints - Overrun in name , now trimmed to 25 characters
AIS Vessel list. Message list now opens in correct state of viewing
Minor fixes and changes
Race route page- Added greying out of buttons when making selection entries to prevent user accidental starting another operation without completing action.
Version 11 only
seaPro professional Additional XML logging and alarms capability.
Release 11.172/10.172 2015/08/11 (requires dongle version 11 or 10)
Added support for Koden radar ranges in nm/.km (standard and above)
All versions 10/11
Added support for Windows 10
S57chart views, prevention of partial light grey screen when occasional zooming out. in dusk//night mode
Minor fixes and changes
Release 10.165/9.1565 2014/07/14
Fix for the race dialog 'Clear' passing button, only single right click required to finish rather than two
Fix for problems with Baltic pack
MSD-44XG (bad Navionics data detected and ignored)
Added ability to remember any bad cells and avoid in future install of Navionics, stored in Navionics_BadCellList.txt
Added option to ignore the old blue Navionics card method in Charts->Setup Navionics tab.
seaPro Professional - Added new Proprietary NMEA 0183 style sentence for AIS data in web compatibility JSON format (sent over TCP/IP
seaPro plus - Inmarsat 'C' and tracking added ability to send from the seaPro server as an simple AIS target.
Release 10.164/9.1564 2014/05/22
Fix for incorrect message occurring during Navionics install
Additional prompt text on S57 install.
Minor language changes (S57 install)
Release 10.161/9.1561 2014/05/16
Changes to S57
Support for AVCS DVD - will install all cells in permit rather than having to use each individual sub-folder.
Quicker install time
S57 improved evaluation of
Improved handling of attached images
Help in French lite version
Updated built in Help
Minor fixes and bugs
Import of 'own vessel' log from NMEA sentences with derived time stamping as well as AIS targets for incident investigations).
New option for Fleet tracking using Inmarsat 'C'. Call sales for information
Release 10.1562/9.1562 2013/12/05
ADP Total Tide ( SOLAS quality tidal flow and height data from UKHO)
Tidal atlas and Tidal curve, now compatible with latest Microsoft updates
Improved performance and display of data
User selectable number of stations to display (better performance with less powerful computers)
S57 Lit marks no longer display an internal default range. Only specified ranges are displayed.
Enquire did not display the default value.
French Help added
Release 10.1561/9.1561 2013/11/21
Fix for pilot screen display of vessel dimension D and conning distance read only info display
Added download version number detection to 4DP
Release 10.1551/9.1551 2013/10/26
Platform protection/Pro/plus update to ETA for circular alarm zones to ignore zero speed targets outside zone such as ATN
Release 10.1550/9.1550 2013/10/21
New DVD release inc HW2014 almanac
Release 10.1544 2013/10/15
Added improved calculation for detection of target ETA to circular alarm zones
Release 10.1542/9.1542 2013/07/17 - Full download only
S63 1.1 is a an IHO requirement from 2014, some distributors are changing over sooner (AVCS). The change in certificate is required as the old Primar cert is set to expire end of August 2013. The replacement is issued by the IHO and is included with the seaPro update.
Note: New features are only available in 10.x, 9.x is a maintenance release only
Fix for Navionics charts -
a problem with some Navionics cartridges could cause a lock up when being installed. Specific chart is now aborted rather than locking up -
Problem seen only on Canada and SE Alaska pack. MSD/2XG/ROW
Support for the new IHO certificate and S63 1.1/1.0 encryption
Major update to seaPro remote viewer Server
Major update to the Remote Display/Viewer HTML5 App.
Fix for Secondary position fixer (plus and above)
Improved algorithm for selecting Rx sentence in Nav properties
ECDIS mode now has conning position
Extended track now passes through center of vessel rather than from GPS location
Extended track line suppressed at less than 0.1kt
Ship position lines now just use heading (whatever its derived from) rather than mixture of COG and heading. Gives a more consistent look.
Added conning distance from bow
in vessel dimensions
Gyro offset - quick set buttons to 90,180,270 and option for user set value
Some additional translations
Beta 10.1532 2013/06/011 - Full download only
Added beta version of the Remote display server (iPad, Android etc.)
To use menu Setup->Remote Display the given address (URL) into your remote devices browser.
Note: This is not a completed version of the remote display but an early pre-view
Beta 10.1531 2013/06/09
Change to menus to reflect correct 3D specifications (none)
Beta 10.1530 2013/05/31
Version 10 - Fix for folio build for ARCS Navigator and AusRNC in seaPro lite+ and standard .
Beta 10.1529 2013/05/30
Version 10 - New feature ARCS Navigator and AusRNC update service now supported on seaPlro lite+ and above.
Beta 9.1528/10.1528 2013/05/24
Vessel size can now exceed 1000m using the spin control and resolution of 0.1m is available for values greater than 100m
Beta 9.1526/10.1526 2013/05/21 new features depend on whether 9 or v10
Fixed Floating data Windows (sailing/Pilot)
Fixed problems selecting waypoints for route and sailing routes from a waypoint list.
Translations major changes and improvements
Fixed SART icon (not appearing in 9.x or 10.x
Plan detail results changed to have fields as read only
Fixed dusk/night time' colors. - Improved the Touch zoom can now be used in night mode
Fixed rotation for vector charts (not available for raster)
Fixed rounding of 359.999 to 360 degrees
Ruler display fixed and changes to x-date line and rotation
Livechart Traffic symbol fixed
4dp option in cursor box no longer being cut off
Pilot time out fixed
Fixed calibration bars for monitor calibration
AIS data view speeded up for less flicker with large data sets
S57 improved log errors
S57 (S63) using permit information to decide if cell has been withdrawn, rather than less reliable catalogue entries
Cell is not removed if marked as withdrawn by supplier permit
Removed clutter from settings where Secondary fixer not supported (lite and standard)
Lite - Can now switch off extended track line. - Added Fixed length to extended track,
-Added Popup alarm window on/off option
New features (depends on version)
Improved ECDIS/ECD log and extended track symbology addition of log icon displays. Added memory log
Added Blue Indicator for RTK (primary channel only)
Added X-track and Waypoint arrival alarms
Add sub-meter resolution for Safety and shallow areas (down to 0.1m)
Vessel dimensions displayed to 1 dp in Pilot start dialog
Added support for Marimatech CAT III and similar gyro units allowing for arbitrary location
Added support for non-default location for databases etc.
10.140 Release 2013/01/27
Changes for auto update downloads via Help->Check for updates.
Changes to the version numbering
Dongles 2.6 or 9.0 shows seaPro version as 9.x
Dongles 10.0 shows seaPro version as version 10.x
10.110 Major new release 2013/01/11
Windows 8 compatible version (also XP, Vista and Win 7)
Note new features require a 10.0 or higher dongle, features depend on version purchased (lite, standard pro etc)
Highlight of areas with water turbulence (overalls/eddies) on Livecharts (10.x)
Enhanced ECDIS route, extended track, log support (inc MOB and icon drops) and track width available in ECDIS mode
Changes to the layout of the track and log dialogs settings
Improved night colors
ARPA target detection and tracking to
Koden radar in addition to MARPA
NMEA 0183 ARPA (TTM) output)
Pilot - pilot lines
9.138 Release 2012/11/11
Minor fixes for non-English versions.
Fix for AIS outline color selection
Pilot version - Fix for docking line if moved while active
Added support for installation using standard USB card readers as opposed to special Navionics card reader.
Note: Requires an internet connection while installing, once installed connection is no longer required
9.136 Release 2012/11/11 Beta
Fix for beta 9.133 DXF import in Pilot and professional versions.
Adds Dutch language support to lite version(partial)
9.134 Release 2012/11/08 Beta
Fix for beta 9.133 with right mouse click to end route input etc.
9.133 Release 2012/11/06 (beta version)
General - removed a resource leak in 9.x versions that could cause a problem on lower specification machines. or higher specification machines over longer periods (required seaPro to be re-started)
Left mouse change to operation of left mouse button In normal zoom mode now zooms in (previously selected chart underneath). Now acts the same as in pan mode.
Fixes for some area fill patterns in S57 /S52 drawing
Navionics - now operational again in this version
Changes to display of extended tack lines (ECDIS mode) now meet S52 requirements - heavier black line and tick options of 1 or 6 mins (no auto spacing)
Auto GPS NMEA sentence selection added Auto mode (Setup-Nav properties Rx). If selected seaPro will automatically select the best available sentence so as to prevent switching between differential and non-differential data if more than one sentence is available.
Suppression of crossing docking lines (option to switch off )
9.130 Release 2012/10/20 Beta version not available for general release
DXF orientation of text and line styles fix, also use default layer colors and line styles
Plus, Pro and Pilot
Multiple route selection now updates if new routes or routes deleted
The incorrect error 'Error opening none' - fixed
Overlays option under Chart -> Settings Overlay tab to turn off the default border outline
Plus/Pro - added support for Alarm trigger for TCP/IP Alarm relay hardware (option).
Trigger external hardware klaxon etc
Transponder (class A) - 'Get from Transponder' own vessel static data. Previously an older method predating the recommended Query sentence method was used (in addition to the Query method) in addition to the Query method. Now only the standard query message is used.
Older transponder should have been updated by now.
Reason for change - some newer transponder might not be able to deal correctly with the older method and miss the query command.
AIS vessel color outline can now be set by user (default is light green)
Scale bars - fix
Fix for the display of ARCS chart panels that occurred in 9.103 - 9.126
Livecharts - Improved display of light sectors with small light sector arcs.
Improvement in small harbour facilities display
S57 Changes for inland ENC support. Added display of KM markers
9.127 Release 2012/10/03 Currently only available to 9.103 users and above
This download is only available if you have 9.112 or higher installed. An update for other eligible versions will be available in the next few weeks.
Important: All chart folios should be rebuilt -
Menu option Charts->Folio
Add enhanced cross date line support
Fixes for raster chart folios for cross dateline working
Improved display of light sectors in Livecharts
Other minor changes to chart display.
Pilot version AIS - Transponder Get vessel data now just sends the standard NMEA query sentences.
i.e. Older proprietary sentences are no longer sent including blank VSD and SSD
Improved language translations (French)
9.102 Release 2012/08/15
Change to cell projections
Fix for cells with very large polygons (Aus)
Fixes for some object symbols and decoding
Update to inland symbol reference file (dia)
Alarm settings dialog Sound till canceled button- Fixed
9.101 Release 2012/07/31
Change of major version number to 9.1x
Dongle version in Help->About will now show the major version of seaPro that it will work with
For example dongle version 9.0 will work with versions of seaPro version 9.x.
Note: All 2.6 dongles will now show as version 9.0
Minor other cosmetic fixes.
8.503 Major new release 2012/07/25
Major update to S57 to meet latest standards
Support for Australian HO S57 encrypted install CD's
Adds new object support
Added support for River ENC's
Changes to setting option for ENC compatibility
Added scale calibration bars
Added colour check screen
Improved object support
Faster cell display
Charting - general
Faster drawing and enhance auto cell selection
Simplified chart control settings
Improved display of text and names for objects
Number of Persons on board (POB) touch compatible dialog
(selected from touch bar)
New help including context sensitive help *English language)
Changes to Function key bar - support for POB F7 on default bar
Added Local time for ETR
Multiple predicted vessel positions can be selected
Changes fro 8.5 beta versions
Route text and Waypoint names
Livechart /S57 drawing conflict resolved
Removal of grey/.white areas around Livecharts
Blank chart window is no longer is changed by building a folio or other global options
8.412/7.412 Release 12/07/2012
All seaPro versions
S57 - depth sounding displayed in accordance with S52 specifications.
Depths less than 30m displayed with 1 dp rather than 10m or less (if data available)
Fix for route names not being displayed on chart on some systems.
New help files added - no change to program
Minor change to improve the display of some marks at a lower zoom in + display of some additional S57 derived mark text.
Changes to S57/S52, improved installation visit etc
Livecharts display correct display of some black text names appearing as magenta
Changes to remove need for Microsoft Common Runtime 2005
S57 - Changes to S57 installer and improved processing of data,
Improved S52 displays with support for latest S52 specifications (symbols/objects etc).
Easier installation from downloads such as AVCS service
Livecharts/Navionics change to the display to show more marks at an earlier zoom.
Support for SCALMIN attribute when available in chart - better anti-clutter
seaPro Standard and above
GRIB - ability to deal with very large GRIB files
Improved false coloring
Alarm system options for audio, voice output (English) options
Option for faster system tick for modern processors.
SART AIS support improved
New features with 2.6 dongle (2012 version)
GRIB - selectable re-sampling of data (2.5 has a fixed value)
Selectable False coloring schemes including auto
Alarm system options for audio, voice output (English) options
AIS ability to receive message (AIS receiver) and to send (class A transponders).
Support for DXF import for port plans etc
Support for RTK sentences
Improved distance off number display
S57 - Fixed problem with update fail on some S57 encoded cells
Alerts - can now handle multiple alerts from different SART units in the same area
Decoding of manufactures codes
AIS vessel on screen update improved
GPS type of fix detection for PPS GPS service /RTK added additional display on Navigator panel
System tick default is now a new 20ms option for faster updates
GRIB weather/data files
Some changes to way data ranges are selected for pressure - now dynamic,
Support for large Grib files with re sampling (default to 100 x100 grid)
Options for user selected false color settings inc Auto (via grin toolbar setup)
Version 7.x warning of large GRIB files and option to cancel display
On installation detects and set pilot option (can be turned off later if required
Default panel options tailored for pilot use (docking in panel B added)
Docking line color changed to more visible colour
Distance off numbers added semi0-transparent background for clarity (night colour aware)
Minor fix for obtaining remote vessel information (off air or from onboard AIS
S57 - S52 display of safe wrecks and obstructions - fixed
Note: There is no need to re-install the S57 data if upgrading from 8.302 or higher (S52 display change only)
Fix for enquire on line locating additional text file information
Change improved light blip symbol
Support for 'new' object draw from S57 derived data
Charting S57 only
Major new support for S52 (3.4) and S57 specifications
Fixed problem with 'shadow 'Traffic arrow
Fixed cell boundary rejection
Important you will need to re-install the S57 cells.
New features (standard and above)
Setup options to change alarm modes
Pop up warning options
Update Geotiff support
Numerous minor changes and features
Added support for PPU hardware Navicvom Channel pilot
Add XDF import option to overlays (Chart->Databases)
AIS Plus/Pro version now correctly repeats multiple sentences
Lite - Fix for small ship icon
Translation changes and additions
Navionics - Fix for display of mark text for repeated or similar object name and cartographic text introduced in 8.205
Class A transponders
seaPro standard and above - option to receive/send SRM and text IFM 0 messages temporarily removed. Use built in function on Transponder. Other transmit functions such as number of passengers and static information are not effected.
S57 -Fix for some problems seen on S57 cells with wrecks. Important: Any S57 cells should be re-installed.
Navionics Increased zoom capability on some cells
Navionics/Livecharts:Mark names now shown on all marks and if anti-aliasing text option switched off
S57 fix for depth sounding/ wrecks on some S57 cells
SOG/COG now display on same line to save display space when displayed on chart
Changes to some text/menu items to improve consistency
Other - seaPro standard and above
Option to allow White on Black text in panels data display
Now right justified and position not to avoid conflict with chart text (where possible)
Added waypoint select and edit from chart
Improved text display - using non anti-aliased text
Option to switch on/off display of waypoint Id number in addition to text.
Increased beyond 999 waypoint's
Added overlap detection for waypoints - prevents waypoint text overwriting adjacent waypoints.
Raw NMEA server (plus and above)
Receive data option is now on the same port as the Transmit
Added option to send data other data i.e. ARPA, AIS or own vessel
Animation/Log playback - instant full playback,- allows the tracks to be seen immediately rather than having to play back.
Added new panel instrument option with larger Heading, VCOG and SOG
Editing of dock line points
Navionics - improved zoom level (now similar to Livecharts)
Navionics - added direct name display (where available) for cardinals, safe water, Isolated danger, laterals
(previously via enquire)
Improved the enquire on overlays
Improved grab handle on transparent Touch toolbar (8.x only)
Pilot - docking improved own vessel fill option and predicted vessel position
Improved dock position entry
Livecharts and Navionics
- fixed problem when using a very high overzoom
Transparency on About information - more readable
Fixed problem on exiting full screen
Route GPX export - missing close '/' added
Extended tracks can now be altered
Overlay enquire UI French and Spanish 'Repeat' text corrected
S57 Fix for the display of a number of French cells on south Coast of France
S57 fix for missing depth soundings on recent releases of EA,MS and SG cells (data from other HO 's and earlier data is displayed correctly).
Important: Changes will require the re-installation of the cells
Improved layout of charting install dialog.
Route folder - Browse for alternative folder location - now operational.
Changes for seaPro standard and above:
Sailing (Non-English versions) - Back button in Weather routing results now operated.
Non-English versions - fix for the running log graph selection
PDA option - now immediately implements changes rather than after a re-start.
Improved control of vessel shape sizing when in 'not to scale mode' in PDA and normal screens (you may need to alter Setup->Nav Properties then Display Tab)
New features (8.x) - inc additional Touch screen support
Floating touch toolbar with auto fade - Activated by hand symbol top right of main window
Route tool - title bar made slightly larger for easier touch control.
New AIS Bad data rejection filter - filters out corrupt AIS data targets - especially useful if receiving over a wide area.
AIS settings-> Configuration page to alter filter settings
Plus/Pro new option to ignore an AIS target if its outside the AIS sharing polygons
Pilot Docking version - Improved legibility of lines and option of a semi-transparent fill for the vessel.
Requires a 2.5 dongle - To purchase an unlock code please call sales or upgrade on line
To check your dongle version use Help->about
Maintenance changes as per 7.201
Added Magnifying glass to all versions
Added gesture/Touch screen support
Added 'grab and pan' cursor mode for pan (use the Chart toolbar to swap into pan mode)
PDA option now in all versions
Added improved AIS log export
Added AIS log import (plus version) , csv and raw NMEA and NMEA date formats
7.201 Release 06/01/2011
Maintenance release only - no new features
Added support for TeamSurv community survey (all versions)
Fix for S57 permits that don't contain permits in correct alphabetical order.
Improved import/export logs for AIS (plus and 2.5 version only)
French/Spanish - Fix for Route View when selecting 'Ver' or 'Vues' button on route toolbar
Spanish - fixed missing missing Garmin GPS option on serial port settings dialog
Spanish - fixed problem when altering GPS properties Setup->Nav properties Rx tab and in lite setup GPS
German - improved layout for Setup->systems dialog box
Non language changes
Sailing route dialog - Removed risk of locking toolbar if user forgets to cancel 'Adding pass on side'
Route plan dialog - Setting for per leg, spin button fixed
Export GPX format removed extra .8 characters in position format
Export route to GPX now outputs using the rte rather than wpt for better compatibility with third party software/devices
Import route expects to see rte rather than wpt.
New features requires dongle version 2.5 or higher (help->about to check)
Plus and above - Added ability too set MMSI targets in the alarm trigger by Clicking on target, selecting from list, or to use currently selected target.
Added Delay option for AIS settings for CPA alarms, a delay can be set before the alarm triggers. This allows vessels that might be momentarily turning through a collision heading to be ignored for a user set period of time.
Navionics (optional support)
Added support for Platinum+ Satellite/aerial photos. Land only/Full plus alpha blending (make transparent with underlying chart data).
Added support for Pilot books (Platinum +)
Symbols used instead of annotation text where possible for example tree symbols instead of the text 'WOODS' -
reduces clutter etc.
Fixed a problem that under certain circumstances two cells covering exactly the same area but with different resolutions (scale) might result in the lower resolution being displayed.
Improved installation (and removal) of Navionics cartridges.
Improved display of Navionics data including cartographic text (Warnings and other information, such as 'High speed craft operate in this area').
Note. Due to limitations with the annotation text its not possible to display the text in a guaranteed and sensible way. To resolve the problem the text has been placed behind information triangles (click on using enquire), all the text is there, although it might appear out of order.
This also prevents the chart becoming cluttered with repeated/redundant text messages.
Important: You will need to uninstall the Navionics cartridges and re-install once the update is done..
Simply delete the contents of the seaPro Navionics folder (not the cartridge!) and rebuild your folder.
Standard and above
GRIB colour's/alpha blending for Wind on-route and Geographical now show correct colours under Windows 7.
GRIB weather radio buttons - on selecting Default now display correctly.
Plan - Default speed entry increased to one decimal place
File selection dialogs from non-specific data such as GRIB data will default to the last used location for that particular file type.
Native operating system Alpha Blend is now used exclusively - performance and quality boost.
Plus and above
Own ship alarm - changed to emphasize which is own ship
Add ETA detection on polygons (currently just on circle)
Add zoom to (as per alarm edit) to Targets in Alarm list
Speed detection trigger for Alarm areas (set as a filter group)
seaPro lite - use of PC Radar more obvious, off by default. Use the setup menu to enable
Minor changes to the Pilot version
Important fix to prevent the use of a plotting sheet when using ARCS or S57 data.
Fix for NMEA network monitor window -0 wasn't showing correctly
Fix for dongle security problem - that could cause loss of use.
Selecting a file item - additional items now remember the last used location for the option (such as GRIB files).
Removed legacy seaPro 2000 Networking option - Use the NMEA raw, protocol is faster and transfers more information such as AIS (Setup->Network).
Pilot version only - Sailing option removed
seaPro Network client setup - ability to define a remote NMEA server by name.
seaPro sailing - routes with more than one polar diagram
seaPro plus Route sharing across local area network
Alarms - zoom in to un initialized circular alarm prevented
seaPro standard and above:
Fixed Log settings - was being set to default each time setting dialog opened
Sound - Start up dialog 'Enable sound' button- now only alters the start up and close sounds and not Alarms etc.
seaPro plus/Pilot - added ability to specify GPS antenna /Vessel size when using secondary position fixer.
Left click on the panel GPS indicators to set up how the system should behave on primary GPS failure
You should delete and reinstall your Navionics cartridges to benefit from some of these changes
You should re-install your S57 charts to benefit from these changes
Pilot version users please contact Euronav sales for an unlock code
Pilot version now controlled by dongle setting
French version only- crash on Pressing (normal or sailing) panel Option button
Sailing instrument window - missing cursor option (in sailing panel)
Tidal flow - Enquire gave reciprocal heading fro direction
Use of larger text size and offset from arrows
Wind arrow text correction
Interpolation and GRIB display settings( default for current not working)
Own vessel – Standard display mode was only using COG and not using heading True (gyro) if available
Improvements to chart selection of non-cell Livecharts when used with Livechart cells
Added Auto S57/Livechart/Navionics priority of selection Improved/conversion and display of S57 cells
Many changes to the Navionics conversions
Removed the redundant Legacy Network interface
Fixes to chart rotation
Improved handling of cross dateline charts
Enquire - added missing text in non-English versions
Grid lines (lat) fixed missing at world zoom levels
DEM data draw improved coverage of land polygons
Improved handling of rotated charts with vessel auto-scroll
Light sequences – reduced clutter with light sequence text (SIGGRP/SIGPER)
Improvement in conversion presentation
Navionics - changes to conversion and display code
7.1.05 Release 6th Jan 2010
Fixes and upgraded features to Navionics support option
Lite - Fix for Route view in French language
Increased functionality for AIS alarms in plus version
Overlay support for attachments such as HTML or pdf (requires appropriate default reader)
Important this requires dongle 2.4 or higher
Many changes and feature improvements - some examples below
Add rate of turn indicator and heading (small and large range – in panel and Data window (same for gyro)
Fisheries protection add on option now available in seaPro 3000
AIS Alarm zones can be assigned group filtering
AIS Tracks in alarms added ID and Type
AIS alarms - general alarms list added
Pilot system version (new) - designed for use with carry on board navigation system for professional Pilots
Navionics (optional add on)
implementation using a new display engine. Charts now display in a similar style to Livechart without some of the previous restrictions imposed by the older navionics supplied libraries.
Navionics toolbar blend feature
S57 Update CD status information given on enquire
GRIB improved enquire and information
Support in Routes and Waypoints for import/export of the GPX format
New GPS display lights
Easier control of chart settings
Option to use the scale of each object (where available) to reduce chart clutter
User selectable shading for safety, shallow and deep depth areas with Livecharts (cells) and S57, hi-lighting of safety and optionally shallow areas.
Note: Users from earlier versions will also see additional features if they had dongle version less than 2.1 (see below)
6.454 Release 21st Oct 2009
Fix for missing S57 option when upgrading from lite to standard or above
About features - now shows seapro Standard when appropriate
6.453 Release 18th Sept 2009
Fix for minor Livechart and rendering
Fix for slow drawing of live_r raster charts when folio boxes are switched on
seaPro performance sailing - When in the race route and entering pass to Port/Strbd for marks the toolbar/menu buttons are now fully grayed out/disabled. Prevents starting a another action that could confusing
seaPro lite Demo only - fix for AIS simulation not starting till a menu option selected
6.451 Release 14th Sept 2009
Page zoom buttons now operate correctly for chart zoom
VTG when no value received *** displayed.
Fixed cell update problem seen with some some specific HO cells
Fixed a boundary problem seen on some cells from specific HO's
ARCS - Fixed a problems when installing large number of ARCS charts
Other minor fixes and enhancements
Garmin - Added support for new Garmin drivers (position and COG/SOG)
As of Sept 2009 following are supported
- GPS 12
- GPS 18
- GPSmap 76C
- GPSmap 76CSX
- GPSmap 176
- GPSmap 276
However support depends on the Garmin drivers so this list may change over time. Ensure you have the latest Garmin drivers for your device. Due to problems with Garmin drivers and Garmin's lack of support for their software no tech support is available for Garmin devices from Euronav.
Removed non-functional Filter button in vessel view.
Vessel shape shown as circle when GPS SOG less that 1kt
(COG is not accurate at low SOG)
Fix for version and correct chart support settings information in lite
Standard and above
Fixed True wind speed using degrees rather than kts as displayed units.
Added some extra items to data panel
6.441 Release 28th July 2009
Support for additional Geotif format
6.440 Release July 2009
seaPro standard and above
Weather routing - fix
Added support for import/export in GPX format in waypoints and route (File management select in the file type)
6.439 Release May 29th 2009
seaPro standard and above - Fix for occasional missing GoTo dialog box + improved layout of popup menu selection
6.438 Release April 20th 2009
GPS - GLL sentence, fix for differential state indication.
6.436 Release March 24th 2009
French version only - AIS enquire buttons work correctly.
6.435 Release March 24th 2009
Minor changes including improved additional base charts (LCWORLD etc) when available.
6.434 Release Jan 30th 2009
Fix for problem with PCRadar when seaPro set for Norwegian language setting (other languages ok).
Installer improved installation of chart directories (specifically those for Livechart raster charts).
6.433 Release Jan 22nd 2009
Fixed intermittent availability for Navionics option on some systems. Removed green outline box.
Fixed minor colour display with AIS targets etc when used with a faded colour scheme (dusk/night etc).
Fix for dotted red line appearing if route waypoints are deleted.
6.432 Release Jan 8th 2009
Improved display of routes (and other lines) when girdling the world and crossing date lines.
Standard and above
New GRIB toolbar, display styles, user settings and data support.
Sailing version - fixed display of geowind during animation
Changes to Great circle display
6.422 Release Dec 21st 2008
Plus version only
Enabled Data windows (Setup->Panel Toolbars) for non-sailing versions (requires plus version)
Modified TCP/IP server setting AIS share options for greater clarity of selection of Send all Targets and Send only targets within polygon areas)
seaPro standard and above
Eye View icon button - drop down - Now correctly displays first 8 views only. Add more option to menu for remaining views
6.421 Release Dec 10th 2008
When entering Dusk/Night color mode - Added protection to prevent program not responding if another application fails to respond correctly to a Windows request to change Theme (colors).
Added for new/full installs support for the wireless seaMate 1A pilot unit (plugs into class A AIS transponder pilot plug)
(allows seaPro to wirelessly connect to a ships AIS transponder)
6.420 Release Nov 12th 2008
Tidal data for 2009 added. Use separate download to update already installed installations
6.420 Release Oct 31st 2008
Total tide - fix for detecting status
Fishing tool bar - Depth button now indicates correctly (and maintains status on restarting)
Fix for a design change/bug in Microsoft support libraries when using explorer style file select dialog (loss of default folder occurs).
Added wapoint name to Actual plan panel (in additional to waypoint number).
6.419 Release Oct 23rd 2008
Show full screen - possible problem on some system fixed
6.418 Release Oct 21st 2008
PC Radar diagnostic info - IP address of radar on information tab. Now avoids sending radar commands if radar might be busy
6.417 Release Oct 17th 2008
Tidal curve - Added information on the title bar of the status/year of validity/issue of the harmonic constants being used.
Note: Earlier data will just show as SHM : ??
Fixed potential problem in rare case where the text for the title bar is to long.
PDA output option dialog
Function now operates (if available in a particular version) Note: There is a possible problem if the resolution of the image is made small, this will be fixed in a later release. Potential problem when opening another file such as a grib file fixed.
NMEA depth input, correction for the way DPT offset is applied.
PCRADAR changes to prevent possible timing/connection problems with some network cards
6.415 Release Oct 12th 2008
Fix for deselecting target track from AIS target list (inc on close)
Removed non-used AIS sharing option from AIS/Radar menu in standard version
Sharing option (plus option)- polygons can now be hidden (from toolbar) and area operation filtering fixed
Depth display now shows both Depth below keel (DBK) and depth below surface (DBS). Uses offsets supplied in the Setup-> Vessels data or from the NMEA sentence (if available)
Toolbar - incorrect icon use fixed (prevents a possible crash with some data)
Enquire - data display now automatically located so as not to cover point of interest.
Added ability to look at which update CD was last used (S57 re-install required to add required data)
6.412 Release Oct 3rd 2008
PC Radar -Now sends go to standby to PC Radar on seaPro being closed rather than relying on a time out. Removes problem of seapro not seeing radar if restarted before timeout.
In night/dusk mode possibility of display a white blank area removed
6.411 Release Sept 28th 2008
Changes depend on version lite/std/plus
Data windows added to Plus version (if sailing features not enabled).
Serial ports setting changed Warning dialog box - added "Don't show this again" option.
Enhanced tidal plan algorithm
AIS track hi light not cleared when 'quick details' dlg closed.
Filter groups - track drawing options simplified.
GRIB - spelling in label fixed.
Polar auto-update problem with multiple sailplans fixed.
Polar update now updates polar display as data received.
Charting toolbar, removed potential problem.
UAIS info box button shifted to wrong place.
UAIS vessel list - now doesn't redraw when being scrolled etc.
File select list - sort on date fixed
File log export - removed redundant entry at end of file.
6.410 Release Sept 24th 2008
Navionics - installation can now be to any folder set in Chart->Settings Chart directories, previously it was to a sub folder of the Livechart containing folder.
NMEA DBS depth below surface - is now decode without offsets
NMEA DPT depth (relative to transducer) any supplied offset in the sentence is now used correctly or if not available, the user entered offsets are used.
6.409 Release Sept 23rd 2008
Plus version only - Changes to Auto-scroll settings in Setup->Nav properties Display tab, in older versions of dongle ((<2.1) the settings were missing.
Navionics support - changes to installation to prevent using cartridge directly.
6.407 Release Sept 19th 2008
Transmit Tx now set to always on, redundant option removed in seaPro standard and above
If 'off' required - alter in serial or TCP/IP settings.
Note: Update required for seaPro lite v6.4 to 6.406 if NMEA output required. Alternativly in spro.ini set TXACTIVE =1
6.406 Release Sept 15th 2008
Change to Navionics support - option to use from Navionics cartridge removed.
Navionics charts are now only stored on the hard disk - with all the benefits of doing so!
Alarm tabs operation improved
Fixed problem when exporting/importing log files (non fishing version) .
Exported format now adds a comma between position values for improved CSV compatibility with external programs, such as MS Excel and databases. Note:To import previous text files the comma will need to be added.
6.405 Release Sept 14th 2008
6.404 users will need to manually update to 6.405 http://www.euronav.co.uk/Downloads/seaPro/update.htm
The automatic update will work with 6.382
6.404 Release Sept 12th 2008
===== Major release and update for all seaPro 3000 systems ====
Will work with all previous seaPro 3000 versions, the major new features will only appear if you have a 2.1 or higher dongle version (from Sept 2008) - to check use Menu option Help->about. You can contact your supplier to purchase an upgrade (£99.95 inc VAT) if required.
Major changes include (dongle 2.1 only)
GRIB support and display, support for more GRIB data types by identifying unknown types as vector (such as wind direction) or scalar (such amount of rain fall) quantities and allow the data to be displayed.
Change to GRIB display and the addition of an enquire feature to interrogated all data types at a particular time and position.
Support for Total Tides within seaPro, allows displaying of both tidal height and tidal flow using the data available in any TotalTide product installed.
TotalTide is a product from the UKHO and displays tidal data to an accuracy beyond that of most other methods by using additional harmonic constituents not released to other suppliers. The results equate to those published in Official Tidal calculations and can be better than 0.2m and 30mins more accurate in the predictions compared to other products.
Tidal flow data from GRIB (currents) and from TotalTide can be used for passage planning.
Other changes(for all versions) include
Improved menu layouts and dialogs, designed to work with lower resolution screens without comprising ease of use.
Support for Livechart raster formats (used in some of the new chart packs for port plans etc).
Many minor changes and improvements to the program
6.382 Release Aug 13th 2008 (automatic update disabled)
AIS - Display of POB, minor change to display value consistently
6.381 Release Aug 11th 2008 (automatic update enabled)
plus/pro version - AIS Class 'A' transponders IFM/DAC changes to format specifically for
Number of passengers on board (POB - IFM40.
All versions - Above AIS changes applies to the reception of uuencoded POB (IFM40)
6.380 Release Aug 8th 2008
plus/pro version - AIS 'Number of passengers on board', corrected intervals at which information is sent (minimum interval now 1 minute). Sends information on closing dialog i.e. sends any changes straight away (as per certain VTS requirements).
6.379 Release Aug 4th 2008
All versions - Now correctly detects if LCWorld or livechart folder (live_b) is missing and creates a blank chart area rather than exit. Note: non-auto update as a minor fix that will have no not impact on most users
6.378 Release Aug 1st 2008
Sailing version - wind on route fixed
6.377 Release July 28th 2008
Fishing version only - Fixed potential problem of screen flashing when updating with fresh GPS data.
seaPro lite - New icon for auto-scroll, now same as seaPro (a vessel outline rather than a cross shape)
6.376 Release July 25th 2008
Text description of datum codes for tiff and other raster formats (non ARCS/BSB) charts displayed in chart information dialog rather than tiff datum code.
If non WGS84 chart encountered and can't be converted to WGS84 (such as tiff chart) - unknown datum or similar is text is displayed in chart window title.
GPS status display - French version displays correctly
Track log - Removed superfluous calculation of COG/SOG (recorded in data log), removed labels that are not required.
Added Wait message while data is being loaded into view dialog (can take a while with a large log file)
Fishing version only
Fixed problem that caused problem in displaying log under certain conditions
Enquire on log - now selects nearest log entry
6.375 Release July 18th 2008
NMEA Rx settings -
Selection of sentence for COG source -fixed
Added option of 'RMC and VTG' for COG source
Log Animation - setting for time close to midnight doesn't alter day
6.374 Release July 11th 2008
Non-English version - Under menu Setup->System Sailing option now available
English version - Setup->System Title now displayed on first tab
6.373 Release July 4th 2008
Improved recovery from sleep mode on some machines
GPS signal lost, occasional pop up suppressed - just triggers alarm/lights
6.370 Release June 30th 2008
Enable GRIB selection
Prevented Wpt dist from being set to 0 nm by user or calculation.
6.369 Release June 26th 2008
Important - On some computers if you want to use the automatic updating for seaPro, then this version (or higher) needs to be downloaded and installed before automatic updates will complete successfully. If your computer has detected a new version and downloaded it, but not automatically installed it (no restart), then you can also run the seaProUpdate.exe file found in the seapro 3000 run time folder (C:\euronav seaPro.....)
AIS - range and bearing now shows for all vessels
Transponder 'A' - Number of Passengers onboard transmission now user selectable down to 1 minute.
Raw TCP/P NMEA data settings
More options inc ability to send NMEA data to devices (autopilot etc)
Note: If using TCP/IP NMEA input you may need to check the settings after this update.
Removed a potential problem when selecting a particular TCP/IP channel for editing
Added in Setup menu Option to display side panel (in addition to icon button)
Chart folio boxes occasional not showing at certain zoom levels - fixed
Non-calculated information removed from route plan (no change in functionality)
Sailing version with Navionics charts - laylines are displayed at all zoom levels
6.366 Release June10th 2008
Tidal atlas/planning -
Removed the warning when planning a route in non-tidal areas with tidal planning 'on'
Fixed Multiple warnings if no tidal data is detected when using the tidal atlas toolbar.
Charts - ARCS - Fix for problem trying to load ARCS (HCRF) when using the wrong CD (no permit for charts), now simply shows no charts to install in the select window.
6.364 Release June 6th 2008
Alarms - vessels and targets now triggering correctly on entering/leaving alarm areas
---------------------------------------------- Beta changes now in 6.346 release ------------------------------------------------------
6.362 Beta test release May 30th 2008
Performance sailing - Downwind laylines (from route waypoints) are now extended to vessel position if vessel is outside the default layline corridor length - visual improvement and dist/time to layline can be calculated
Improved GoTo button (eye symbol) - remembers previous goto's
6.361 Beta test release May 27th 2008
Setup->Nav properties RX -
Default setting for Position fixer Sentence now set to Any
AIS Setup -
Show filter group now off by default (ini file changed on install)
AIS filters Groups - off by default
Automatic down loader timer incorrect - fixed
Weather routing - Problem if actual Wind values lower than lowest in entered polar range. Fixed
6.360 Beta test Release version May 26th 2008
All message text no longer text selected after an 'Enquire on chart'
'Show dialog on new message
Message icon on chart is hi lighted when selected.
Hyperlink hi lighted in message and shows hand cursor.
DSC radio interface (RX only)
New menu option under Weather/Comms
DSC Routine and Distress messages added to log and shown on chart (inc MMSI number
DSC option added to simulator (demo)
When a routine position is requested/received (by the radio) the MMSI number is now displayed in pop up window.
DSC target markers now colour coded - red for distress green routine position
Range and distance to DSC target marker displayed in pop up
Separate RMC/RMB options (for Tacktick systems)
New dialogs to give better control over selection of GPS (including secondary GPS in plus version) and COG/SOG sentences. New ini file for saving NMEA TX/RX status settings in.
Added option for secondary GPS and Navtex over TCP/IP
Added default groups of targets that have been Accepted or Unaccepted by the user using the Accept option. The groupings are read from the log, so are valid between re-starts
until the AIS log is reset.
Show filter group is now an option for the AIS display
Improved looking images on some toolbar buttons (same images better quality)
Setup NMEA properties Extended track - Added user defined time (down to seconds), also added to ARPA radar drop down button
Improved cell selection to give better coverage
More cells can be selected to be drawn
ARCS - Add full ARCS uninstall
Automated update checking option (on by default)
Toolbar White flag option sometimes missing - fixed
seaPro lite - route toolbars
Change Plan (greyed currently) to display the plan (currently on the list button)
Change List to View and use to display waypoint list (currently on the menu).
Richedit32.dll no longer installed (removed on updates from seaPro folder) - now use Windows own system version.
---------------------------------------- end of 6.36x Beta version changes --------------------------------------------------------
6.353 Release version 1st May 2008
Fix for weather routing using Grib file
Improved display of bridges depicted as a single line
Switching off Spot depth now switches off display of area depth ranges
6.352 Release version 29th April 2008
Fix for BSB charts - not all charts being adedd into folio
6.351 Release version 25th April 2008
Fix for menu overwriting/loss in 64Bit operating systems
Fix for Setup->properties RX(in 6.350/6.349)
Fix for ARCS charts installation
6.349 Release version 21st April 2008
seaPro fishing only
Fix for enquire track
6.348 Release version 18th April 2008
Allow Navionics full overzoom by default with Navionics charts (different to Livecharts/S57/ARCS etc)
Fixed depth values being rounded down to lowest integer i.e 0.4 was rounded to 0.0. Now displays 0.4
6.347B Release version 15th April 2008
Change to full installer to give better default settings (prevents secondary GPS indicator appearing when not required (option only in plus and above).
6.347 Release version 15th April 2008
Added support for Australian geoTif
Serial settings dialog - Fixed manual setting of BAUD rate if Autoscan not completed.
6.346 Release version 10th April 2008
Fix for some bridges not show correctly in Livecharts
Navionics - fixed problem that under certain conditions would prevent zoom in occurring.
S57 - Harbour areas coloured to depth area rather 'brown' harbour area.
Minor changes and fixes to 3D
New NMEA0183 serial interface for better compatibility with some serial port drivers.
Serial port setup, aspect ratio changed to fit on wide screen lower resolution screens
TCP/IP client can option now has option to send data for autopilot, repeaters etc.
when moving off tidal curve then back on position times are now reset to default
Curve can now be resized in non-english versions
Race plan - waypoints (from list) can now be add to the plan.
6.345 Beta version 20th March 2008
Add support for the following new formats:
General GeoTiff raster format - note this format can vary, datum should be checked that its WGS84 compatible
NV/VERLAG - High quality Raster charts (http://www.nv-verlag.de)
Chart settings directories box changed to group vector and raster types together, increased size of box
S57 -changed color of Small Craft facilities, now shows depth colour
6.344 Beta version 18th March 2008
Fixes for Beta version
NMEA autopilot HSC output - if switched on could cause seaPro to exit
Creating a new route while old route active with laylines/target marker on could cause seaPro to exit
AIS Filter - group 'delete' option now permanently deletes the selected group.
6.343 Beta version 14th March 2008
Changed size of Serial settings dialog to fit lower resolution wide screen displays
Reduced memory usage due to tracking of targets over long periods of time.
Now displays initial track at full resolution (AIS receiver rate) followed by a track at log resolution.
AIS Log export - improved for batch conversion of files to text and for vessel database
AIS data input - detecting incorrect data formats being sent from some NMEA multiplexers/ and non Euronav supplied class B AIS transponders.
Note: Multiplexers are not recommended (or required)
PC radar - Added support for High definition/resolution radar display - allows a range of sample and azimuth resolutions
the display (bitmap)size is altered to suit. To alter use menu option AIS/Radar-> PC RADAR then Setup tag (scroll to it)
Added support for new Livechart raster charts (live R's)
GPS Satellite Status - increased displayed channels to 20 (best 20 S/N ratio displayed)
6.342 Beta version - 5th March 2008
Fix for new navtex interface Beta in 6.341
6.341 Beta version - 1st March 2008 - see next section down for released versions
AIS window info size – increased to accommodate max possible number of information items.
Now detects invalid values of COG/ SOG when drawing target extended track lines.
AIS message window - with 'Accept option' on "=>%s" replaced with '=>' to indicated targets not accepted yet.
Red circle hi-light removed from AIS targets
Fixed - triggering of alarm whenever any target leaves an alarm zone - now limited to list of MMSI in Filter list of the specific alarm zone ( include option ticked).
AIS server - Now correctly sends the static information as well as target position reports to clients.
RML format no longer supported (due to problems with third party drivers reading the encoded data)
PCX format fix
Jump and slow draw when used with Livecharts in same area fixed
Improved conversion inc support for full IHO S63 encryption (previous Primar/IC-ENC S63 method maintained as an option).
Netherlands river S57 data - better filtering for bad cell data and recovery
Australian ENC special services delivery support (special order only)
New user interface - bigger and easier to view
Fishing version - toolbar improved - and dock able
Note: If using an update - toolbar layout will return to default with this version (toolbar changes)
Improved measure toolbar in lite version
Route toolbar – Now updating route name change on title bar of route.
Send to Nav now works with main serial Tx port (‘Com port not set up message’ was being received)
Disabled RTE etc in send waypoints dialog (not required)
New Hasp drivers been added to distribution (32/64 bit signed)
Improved serial port selection code
Fixed - Running animation - and then exiting (while still in animation) the selected animation logs become the current ones when you restart.
Panel Data button size - increased
Own vessel Engine data.
Altering the L/Hour now alters the range display without having to re-open dialog box.
Derived quantity l/nm now displayed to 2dp and range to nearest nm
Route waypoint editing - rubber banding now operates on isolated start or end waypoints (no others on screen)
Also will alter measure and other rubber banding line draws.
Added to sailing panel extra data options - GPS Lat/Lng, Cursor Lat/Lng and Hd/True
6.324 8th Jan 2008
Changes to fishing version
Minor fixes and improvements
6.323 2nd Jan 2008
Sailing version -
Changes to sailing panel
Plus version -
Added PDA image generator
Updated seaPor help
6.321 21st Dec 2007
Fixes and drawing speed improvement.
Inquire function fixed
Added 2 enquire functions.
Minor fixes and improvements
New features (for 2008 version product dongle's only (2.0) - upgrade available)
Yacht race results - added timed jpeg image updates
Sailing version - added sailing instrument panel
6.318 7th Nov Oct 2007
Fix for S57 installation: Detects missing data in some S57 cells - these are now allowed to install.
Fix Vista only: Menu option seaPro Charts->Colours could cause a problem if Vista fails to change themes or takes a long time. seaPro no longer waits for a system to complete this request..
6.317 2nd Nov Oct 2007
Fix when mixing Navionic charts and Livecharts or other chart types with non WGS84 datums
S57 When building folio - better handling when charts found with incorrect extents
Note: Only found on some JP prefix cells.
6.316 30th Oct 2007
Fix - Race results display screen capture dialog box is now removed.
Changes and extra data checking during S57 chart installation, detects badly formatted cell extents on some S57 cells.
(Cells are now rejected during the folio build)
6.313 8th Oct 2007
Fix for AIS Settings ->log New Vessel database
Fix for problem when pressing features on start up screen
Fix for Demo mode on exit
6.310 4th Oct 2007
Note: Changes for S57 chart users only
Fix and additional data checks for S57 data
Removal of S57 resource leak.
6.309 1st Oct 2007
Fix for using BBS V3.0 charts when run in the BSB folder (ok in if in BSB4 folder)
Fix for S57 charts when run in S52 display mode
6.308 20 Sept 2007
Removed possible problem when using menu Log-->View data log
6.307 20 Sept 2007
Added support for Windows 2000 (operating system doesn't support themes)
6.306 14 Sept 2007 Southampton Boat Show (UK)launch
Version later than 6.3 are now developed using the new (and improved!) Microsoft VS2005 development environment (including the latest versions of the C++ Microsoft runtime dll's). Amongst other things this gives improved code checking/quality, and the use of the new Microsoft runtimes give better comparability with Vista etc.
Main extra features added including
Support for Navionics Gold and Platinum charts (requires the optional Euronav/Navionics card reader)
As the navionics charts are copied to hard disk, the cartridges can also be used on other equipment (Just need to be inserted when starting seaPro). Multiple cartridges are supported.
Support for Weatherbox navtex unit
Updated seaPro and charting help
Navmap - raster chart format
Livecharts - Small depth font - on chart increased in size
Added MARPA ability to the PCRadar option (manually select targets, and the software will track a selected radar target)
Plus version and above - Enhanced multiple group filtering of AIS targets by MMSI number - show, hi light, colors etc
Standard added Enhanced single group filtering
Improved AIS export
Plus version - Filtering input by areas - connecting multiple AIS receivers, only the best AIS target will be plotted/recorded
Add ability to repeat ' move' waypoints (save having to reselect - right click rather than left on toolbar button)
Added improved graph of best departure time, show arrival time etc.
DSC radio interface - show Mayday locations of chart, when connected to VHF DSC radio supporting the S+DSC NMEA 183 sentence
Many minor improvements
6.210 19th July 2007
AIS - Export Date/ time control for start/end fixed.
Reset AIS log - added confirmation dialog.
6.209 17th July 2007
Fix for enquire Livecharts area when using non- WGS84 charts in WGS84 datum mode.
Selection hi-light now located over actual area object rather than offset by datum shift.
6.208 12th July 2007
French translation changes only.
6.207 12th July 2007
Help files altered for Vista comparability (from.hlp format to html)
6.206 11th July 2007
Animation/playback - Fix for the interaction of the date/time controls, only play time is now updated to any change of start time.
6.205 7th July 2007
Corrected version number
Tidal calculations - Improved tidal diamond selection, better results for
6.204 5th July 2007
AIS display - change of how AIS targets without a valid position are displayed
If no heading information received, by default COG is used
If no COG or option to use COG is switched off in AIS setup ->Display, then display as a box.
and no vessel shape is displayed.
6.203 27th June 2007
PC Radar - fix for a possibility that when using a second monitor the PC radar dialog might not always maximize correctly
Minor internal changes to prevent user selecting multiple files in a selection dialog when only one file should be selected
.6.202 26th June 2007
Added user selectable Vessel database (previous used current).
PC radar -Heading information will now detect magnetic heading in addition to true heading from the NMEA heading information.
Priority of use is listed below (selection is done automatically)
True heading (Gyro)
True heading derived from Magnetic heading
6.201 25th June 2007
Fixed problem that might prevent playback in areas east or west of 90 longitude.
Fixed heading information in playback
Improved animation load time
6.200 22nd June 2007
Animation/ playback added code to enable correct start up in none GMT time zones
6.199 21st June 2007
ARPA radar changed method of track plotting to deal with large numbers of short lived targets.
MOB pop up dialog added showing brg and distance to MOB - triggered via NKE MOB NMEA interface or the manual MOB buttons on panel or top tool bar.
Added Manual log entry (text note)- position taken from Position fixer if available or manual position.
6.198 14th June 2007
Change of specification for NKE MOB function
6.197 12th June 2007
Fix for a number of controls of the playback dialog.
Files name selection corrected
Export of tracking log (AIS/Radar) - added vessel database in addition to position database
6.195 7th June 2007
Weather - Fix for incorrectly formatted GRIB data supplied by UGRIB.
Note: In general grib data problems are normally transient in nature and are corrected by the supplier in a later grib file. If problem continuous please contact your GRIB supplier.
6.194 5th June 2007
TCP/IP network input - input now on separate input thread - gives improved performance especially with high density bursts of data.
Professional version - Tracking using static radar position now being displayed
6.192 31st May 2007
Re-enabled AIS 'CPA display' and only display if 'CPA at risk' + other minor fixes
6.191 30th May 2007
Sailing version - fixes
Laylines not shown/hidden when toolbar button pressed
Race plan route not saving first wpt
Wind direction graphs not shown - added Geographic data graph
Historical graph dialogs which had 2 graphs - lower one was not drawn and needed a refresh of the window to get it to show
6.190 25th May 2007
Weather - GRIB file - improved interpolation between GRIB periods
6.189 21st May 2007
Weather - wind arrow information
Charting increased max number of S57 charts installable in a single selection to 10,000
6.188 17th May 2007
Sailing updates to weather routing
Variable time periods for manual weather.
Best results given if insufficient forecast available
6.185 15th May 2007
Weather routing added time span information of selected GRIB
Minor fixes to weather routing code.
Added 'partial' support for Italian language
6.184 12th May 2007
Fix for missing file in demo version
Possible exit when starting the demo
6.183 12th May 2007
Send waypoints - shows total sent
Languages - translation changes
6.182 11th May 2007
Sailing - Weather routing, added display of time on each tack plan view
6.181 10th May 2007
Many minor changes/fixes/additions including
Target market - Now outputs RMC/RMB etc.
Log re-draw with GRIB file display fixed
Manual wind information - time steps can be altered giving a larger time span or increased tome resolution.
Improved detection and re-ordering of badly formatted GRIB files (from some suppliers)
Reduced processing load for CPU
Improved CPU usage for PC Radar
Improved processing of TCP/IP data such as AIS data
New Animation/playback user interface, ability to load up required files for playback
6.177 2nd April 2007
Fix for Plan->Departure time ->Show Graph. Previously not showing the bar graph on first open
6.176 2nd April 2007
Sailing version only
Fix for laylines (on Standard route waypoints) not appearing unless sailing settings dialog box is opened.
6.175 29 March 2007
Updated help file
Add TCPA filter for CPA alarm (instead of separate CPA and TCPA)
Number of fixes and additions to the tidal atlas database (N.Europe)
6.174 27 March 2007
Change to CPA alarm - CPA and TCPA settings/alarms are now independent settings.
CPA is correctly display
Charting - Fix for saving chart mode settings.
6.173 23 March 2007
Multi-monitor chart window (standard and above) fixes:
Chart window not opening correctly
Saves status of full screen mode on exit
Chart navigation tool bar - now only operates on the Floating chart window.
6.172 22 March 2007
Change to auto-serial port detection for instruments
PC Radar - add option to change Heartbeat rate for slow PC's slow network connections
(koden.ini file HEARTBEATFACTOR = 2) Alter to HEARTBEATFACTOR = 1 for more frequent updates.
Note:If you have 6.171 - You only need to install if not detecting NMEA instruments or you have a Koden PC radar with a slow network connection/slow PC .
6.171 21 March 2007 (b)
Changes to PC Radar interface to support latest version of radar hardware
Fix for route/plan update
ARPA display on by default (AIS/ Radar menu)
Access to PC Radar on by default ( AIS/ Radar menu Radar settings -> PC Radar box)
6.167 16th March 2007
Implemented look up in database log for previous encountered vessels (shows name and other static data quicker if already encountered)
Sleeping target - distance and bearing now calculated
Added support for SAR aircraft and excluded from CPA/TCPA for calculations.(fast moving and not at sea level)
Improved support for ATN (aids to navigation)
Changes to improve comparability with Vista.
Changes to seaPro help file
Improved 'Auto scan' serial port detector - now faster detection of ports.
seaPro Lite and free
Possible handle leak fixed with route.
Fix for specialist version of lite
Log settings available from log view.
New circular alarm for easier use.
Chart/Radar autocyle - (zoom out fixed)
Support for own vessel in TCP/IP networking (including data)
Grib - Added support for 500mb height data, changes to colors etc for improved display
Grib - Logs are now displayed under the GRIB overlay
Plan - estimated fuel usage box maintains state when re-starting
Server mode implemented in plus/pro only
New alarm zone system - easier to use .
AIS toolbar Enquire - separate buttons to select by nearest target or by nearest target track.
6.165 3rd March 2007
S57 chart installer updated
Livechart mark enquire - added support to see multiple items at same position by use of Prev/next buttons on information dialog (similar to area enquire)
Fix for GRIB and log display (log track not drawn if GRIB file being displayed)
6.164 19th Feb 2007
Added support fro Vista operating system included upgrade to security driver and toolbars, Vista Theme support etc.
Improved Autoscan for serial ports.
AIS - Target names updated form vessel database (if already encountered name is displayed without having to wait for static data reception)
seaPro 3000 Released Jan 2006 requiring Dongle version 1.9 v 6.05
New editions of lite, standard, performance sailing, plus and pro.
Major redesign including the user interface, addition of many new features including PCRadar, Dual frequency NAVTEX support, TCP/IP etc. (features depend on version)
Includes single install for all versions.